Aristotle would have loved the White Sox under Ozzie Guillen.
That came to mind as Sox general manager Ken Williams carefully described how Guillen's greatest weakness can mirror his greatest strength, the way it is in Greek tragedies. How the filter-less flair that can make Guillen go too far, as he did mocking some White Sox fans during one of his most recent rants, also helps him connect with players. Hubris is the word I offered, not Williams.
"When you're talking about a position of leadership, in which you are assigning the person to lead a group of high-testosterone, high-ego driven, competitive people, it takes a certain personality to get through to them, to relieve them, in good times and in bad," Williams told me recently in the White Sox dugout. "Sometimes with that extreme personality you have to take a little bit. Sometimes the same thing that inherently drives each person to be the men they are is the same thing that can tear them down . . . that can ultimately lead to his undoing."